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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevil Shute Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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She was from the hills of Yorkshire, country born and bred. He was a city boy. By the stream where they fished they were two young people falling in love. Overhead, the bombers roared, threatening to blow their idyllic world, so young, so fresh, to smithereens.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/7/2013

    " Romantic and enjoyed it, quite easy to read and I enjoyed the descriptions of WW2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 10/7/2013

    " Oops left current book at work so inam choosing this one. It is book 29 for 2012 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid Verschelling | 9/5/2013

    " PASTORALE "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephspransy | 7/27/2013

    " Quaint love story with the mannerism and a proper courtship during WWII Battle of Britain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 6/20/2013

    " A story of love in England during WWII. It depicts life on an R. A. F. base and there are two unbelievable descriptions of raids over Germany. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/12/2013

    " Sentimental and inspiring story of the bonds between the crewmembers of an RAF bomber and the strain on their relationship when the pilot falls for a WAF. Nice description of night bombing operations while flying the twin-engine Vickers Wellington "Wimpy" bomber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Sadowski | 4/16/2013

    " Audio Book 5-20-2012 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharyn | 3/15/2013

    " The storyline is the ages old tale of love written in a beautiful setting contrasting with WWII bombing missions over Germany. Reading it was a wonderful escape. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liska Crofts | 11/4/2012

    " A tad upsetting really, generally quite a fan of Nevil Shute but this just started... and continued... and nothing changed or happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/20/2012

    " I love Nevil Shute. His books are so well written and in such detail it's impossible not be with the characters throughout this book. A Town Like Alice is probably the best written, but his is a close second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 8/24/2012

    " Vintage Nevil Shute-everyday folks doing what needs to be done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Haeg | 5/22/2012

    " A very early novel (novella, really) which shows some of Shute's developing interest in how war affects young (fighting) men and women. Better than bad ... not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea Alden | 5/18/2012

    " A touching love story of a wartime romance between a young English bomber pilot and an officer in the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/4/2012

    " Very much a book of the era with brave, stiff upper lip English characters, who are still very likeable. A little predictable in parts but an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 1/20/2012

    " Enjoyed this, a love story set in WW11, I like all of Shute's books although nowadays they seem a little dated in the language of the day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 7/13/2011

    " A very early novel (novella, really) which shows some of Shute's developing interest in how war affects young (fighting) men and women. Better than bad ... not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephspransy | 3/4/2010

    " Quaint love story with the mannerism and a proper courtship during WWII Battle of Britain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 9/15/2009

    " A touching love story of a wartime romance between a young English bomber pilot and an officer in the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 1/24/2009

    " A story of love in England during WWII. It depicts life on an R. A. F. base and there are two unbelievable descriptions of raids over Germany. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/10/2008

    " Very much a book of the era with brave, stiff upper lip English characters, who are still very likeable. A little predictable in parts but an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/10/2008

    " Sentimental and inspiring story of the bonds between the crewmembers of an RAF bomber and the strain on their relationship when the pilot falls for a WAF. Nice description of night bombing operations while flying the twin-engine Vickers Wellington "Wimpy" bomber. "

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About the Author
Author Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute (1899–1960) was an English novelist who wrote twenty-three novels and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name, Nevil Shute Norway, in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. He is most well-known for his novels On the Beach, a novel about post–nuclear war which is taught in high schools around the country and which was twice made into a movie, and A Town Like Alice, which was filmed as well as serialized for Australian television and dramatized for BBC radio, winning a Sony Award in 1998.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.